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MrTubzy10 karma

I’ve been struggling with mental Illness all my life. For the last(almost) ten years I’ve been fighting with social security and I’ve finally received a decision which pretty much makes it final and that decision was that I didn’t qualify for SSDI and/or SSI.

I’m at loss on what to do. I see my psychiatrist at least once a month and he’s the one that tells me that yeah I can’t handle working a full-time job. There is years of him saying and it’s all over my medical records but they somehow still declined me.

Anyways, on to the meat of my comment.

I really have no idea what to do next. It’d be nice to find work that I’m able to do but, I haven’t worked in 11 years. That looks bad on a resume. I know that. Not much I can do about it.

What I need is some resources to help me get back on my feet. I’m in Florida and support for people with mental illnesses here is horrible. My p-doc actually asked me if I could move to a state with more support for people with mental illnesses. I was stunned. I can’t do that. I’d be homeless. I already am technically homeless but that would put me on the street.

I’m lucky to be in the position I am and it’s not with my own family. Some friends took me in and kind of adopted me and I help take care of them to make up for them paying my bills. But, I am literally one bad day away from being homeless living on the street.

This terrifies me and at the same time even looking into this stuff makes me extremely overwhelmed. Where do I start and what can I do to find assistance to my life going again?

MrTubzy1 karma

As someone that this has affected, I'd like to say thank you for your work.

I have a medical condition that stops me from being able to work so, I cannot afford to get treatment. All I want is to feel normal again but, I can't do it with the current system that is in place.

I have received some care that was partially paid for by the hospital but, I'm still nowhere near figuring what exactly is wrong with me. The hospital bills and all of the bills from the tests plus, a mortgage and truck payment, all became too much for me and I had to file bankruptcy and lose practically everything that had any kind of value to it.

There are people like me that avoid medical care because it's so damn expensive and it can be really bad for their health and I just want to say, from one of those people, thank you.